NEW YORK — The beginnings of a turnaround for Smart, record commercial vehicle sales and a still strong North American market should help DaimlerChrysler AG surpass revenues of E140 billion (US$144 billion) for all of 1999, top executives say. The automaker late last month reported an 11% gain in both operating profit to E5.3 billion (US$5.5 billion) and net income E3.1 billion (US$3.2 billion) for the first half of 1999 on a 10% gain in revenues of E72.3 billion (US$74.6 billion). For ...

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